Saturday, 25 February 2012

Nail Varnish Collected - Barry M

I have decided to a do a blog post on my 'Barry M' nail varnish collection. I have wanted to do this for quite a while, because I thought it would be nice to share collection with you and tell you what I think! I hope you enjoy it, and if you are interested, check out my Vlog video! The link is at the bottom of the post!

I heard a lot of people talking to me about the cracking nail effect lately, and when I saw an advert for the Barry M version, I decided the next time I saw a Barry M stand; I would give it a go. However, when I tried it, it did not turn out like I expected. This could be because I applied it before I saw there were instructions, so the next time I do try it, I am going to read them! It cost me 3.99 at the beginning of January, and a silver glittery nail varnish came free with it. 

When I bought my crocodile effect nail varnish, this little pot of glittery loveliness came with it! As you can see from the lid, it was limited edition, and I am not sure if they are still giving them away. If you like the look of it, take a look at the Barry M stand in boots the next time your in town. It is just like the red glittery nailvarnish, when you want the glitter to be very visible; you need to add more than one coat. 

This is one of my more festive colours. The last time I used this was on Christmas day, because I thought the red and glitter really went well with the Christmas spirit. I love this nail varnish; however, I find if you want to have quite a visible layer of glitter, you need to apply more than one coat. I bought this last summer, for £2.99. I usually do not buy glittery nail varnishes, but for some reason I thought the red was very beautiful.

This was another limited edition nail varnish. I went through a phase when I wore it quite a lot.  It cost me the same as all my other nail varnishes, £2.99, an the quality is no different to Barry M’s normal nail varnishes. I am pretty sure they do not sell it any more, because it was such a long time ago, however they may have made it a non-limited edition nail varnish, so I advice to go and check out their stole if you are interested!

This is by far my lightest and happiest colour! I bought this last summer, which was also the time I wore it the most. I have not worn it since because I have not felt it was light or summery enough to wear it. It cost me £2.99, and the quality is much like the other Barry M nail varnishes, and like most, it gets steadily gloopier as time goes by. I am happy I bought it however, because summer is on its way and I can start wearing it again. 

This is my favourite of them all, and also one of my newest. I bought this when I bought my dark blue, which was after Christmas. It is very spring like, and because spring is on its way, I have been wearing this quite a lot. I was looking for a pinky peach for a long time, and when I saw this I knew it was meant to be! It cost me £2.99. 

The name really does put me off, because I am not the biggest fan of mushrooms, but I do like the colour. I thought this looked very smart and appropriate for smart occasions, so I decided to by it, which cost me £2.99, like all the others. You need to apply it two times for it too look like the colour in the bottle. 

This was my very first Barry M nail varnish, and also the colour that made me fall in love with their make. It is a very minty and pastel colour, which is really refreshing. I have not worn it in a while, but I think I might start wearing it again because I forgot how much I liked it. However, the down side is because it is my oldest, it is also the most gloopy of them all. This happens to all nail varnishes eventually, but it is a shame. 

This is my lighter blue colour. I really like this because it looks very pastel and I am in love with pastel colours at the moment. The last time I wore it however, was last summer, because it is so light and summery. I usually wear darker colours in the winter, and because it is winter, I am wearing quite dark colours. It cost me £2.99, just like the others. 

CORAL - 296
This is by far my most brightest colour of my whole collection. It is so bright and neon, and extremely eye catching. I hardly ever wear it, mainly because it hardly goes with anything and clashes with a lot of outfits. The last time a I wore it was in the summer, because I felt very bright and this went very well with the mood I had. It cost me £2.99, and to get the colour in the bottle, you need to apply two coats, like the rest of the nail varnishes!

INDIGO - 312
This is my newest nail varnish, along with my peachy pink. The reason I picked it up was because my blue and purple nail varnish had finished, and this was a mix of the two. I once had a similar colour that went missing, and because it was dark I thought it would look quite nice with a lot of things. I cost me £2.99 just like the rest of the Barry M nail varnishes. I have only worn it once, and to get the exact colour in the bottle, you need to apply two coats. 

Here is my video on this collection, take a look and see what you think!


  1. I love the pastell colores they are adorable!

    1. Thanks Sheela :) You should really try and get some! xx

  2. looks very interesting, it could pay for my lover..

  3. Hay sweetie

    I <3 Barry M. BTW I think your blog is great and I have nominated you for a versatile blogger award. check out my page to see the link.

    take care xx

    1. Thank you so much! It means a lot :) I'll do the blog post some time this week when I have time! Thank you again! xx

  4. I want to try Barry M nail varnishes so bad! hehe 'Peach Melba' is such a gorgeous shade!

  5. Love Barry M, by far one of the best drugstore brands!

    Anna B.

  6. I have the croc effect nail polish, and I must say I was disapointed. I hoped it would be more of an effect and crack more. The Barry M Crackle polish is better at producing an effect. I've been told that if you use a hair dryer on your nails it helps the croc effect crack more. I am yet to try that technique

    Great post sweets

    Love Nails. Love Obsession-Lacquer.


    1. I tried it again, and it worked a lot better and it was half dry. Thank you very much, means a lot! xx